'Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer' movie criticized for bullying and bigotry


INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) — It is considered a holiday classic. Every year children tune in to watch "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer."

This year the TV special is facing increased scrutiny.

It comes after the Huffington Post created a video that highlights some of the issues people are having with the story.

Among them, the "verbal abuse" by Donner of his son's red nose.

They're even critical of Santa Claus for his initial reaction.

Hermey is laughed at and then left out by the other elves for wanting to be a dentist.

During the reindeer games the coach says, "from now on gang, we won't let Rudolph join in any reindeer games, right?" Well, people are calling that bullying.

Corinne Conley, who voiced the doll Sue, responded to the criticism in an interview with TMZ.

She says anyone who is critical of the 1964 needs to recognize that the issues are all resolved by the end of the story, making a valuable lesson for those watching.

She goes on to say the story is now more relevant that ever and if they have an issue with it they "must be like Scrooge."